Samsung Galaxy Watch4: Google Assistant availability finally confirmed for before Pixel Watch release
Samsung has announced an update on the state of Google Assistant for the Galaxy Watch4 series. To recap, the company's Spanish division has already released an advert in which it showcases a Galaxy Watch4 running Google Assistant, while it has also hinted at the digital assistant making its way to One UI Watch in previous press releases. Seemingly, Google has held up the release of a next-generation Google Assistant, considering that it elected against showcasing Wear OS 3 during yesterday's Pixel Watch presentation.
According to Samsung, the new Google Assistant for smartwatches will be ready this summer. In other words, Google will bring an updated Google Assistant to the Play Store by late June at the earliest and the penultimate week of September at the latest. Either way, Google Assistant should be available on the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic before Google releases the Pixel Watch.
Additionally, Samsung promises improved integration with third-party applications thanks to the updated Google Assistant. For example, it will eventually be possible to control Spotify using voice commands, which Samsung Spain teased in last month's advert. Incidentally, Samsung hints that the Galaxy Watch4 series will benefit from even more improved Google services later this year too. Presumably, the company is referring to the new Google Wallet and Google Home app, introduced during yesterday's Google I/O 2022 presentation.